Online Forms and Reservation Information

Getting your Skipper Certification


All skippers who wish to reserve a boat for anything other than Learn-to-Sail Classes must first complete a certification process and be added to the RS21 Certified Skippers List. Certification Courses must be scheduled through the SFYC Race Office. There are two possible ways to get certified as a skipper:

  • In-Person Sailing Check: Skippers must go sailing with an approved Fleet Certifier and be graded on basic on-the-water sailing procedures.
  • Certification by Sailing Resume: Alternatively, skippers may be certified after review of their small keelboat racing resume. Events should be in small keelboats (indicate tiller or wheel), under 35 feet.

Whether you apply by resume or by in-person sailing certification, there will be an in-person boat orientation required of all skippers. This will occur dockside and will cover what you can expect when you arrive, what is expected of you when you depart, where to find everything, and how to operate the electric motor, among other things.

RS21 Boat Reservations

Certified RS21 Skippers may reserve a boat by using the appropriate reservation form (see above) at least 48 hours prior to the reservation date. For reservations within 48 hours of the reservation date, please contact SFYC Fleet Manager Adam Corpuz-Lahne via email, [email protected]

Cancelations must be received by email at least 24 hours prior to the sailing event to avoid 50% loss of reservation fee. This cancellation fee may be waived if the boat is re-reserved by another skipper. Please keep in mind that boat reservations are not approved or valid until expressly confirmed by email from the SFYC Race Office or SFYC Fleet Manager.

Fleet Programming: Something for Every Sailor

 

Fleet programming in the RS21 will be broad and inclusive, with a mix of intro-to-sail, learn-to-sail, women’s-specific sailing, race skill development, fleet racing and structured open sailing. For all programs, we will ask for feedback from participants, and then adjust the programs based on member demand and interests.

Structured Open Sailing

Structured Open Sailing
$100/boat- boats available Wednesday through Sunday
Certified skipper required

Request a boat here 

Take the RS21s out for a fun and casual sail with friends and family aboard. No racing — just pure on-water enjoyment in Raccoon Strait and Knox area up to Sausalito. The "structured" part is having a support boat ready in case of emergency, and assistance on the dock. Come get to know the boats and have fun!

RS21 Sailing with Fleet Trainer
Want to get out on a RS21, but not ready for Skipper Certification? We have Fleet Trainers, who are SFYC members just like you, that would love to show you, and even a couple of friends, the ropes. Sessions are by appointment, and coordinated between you, the SFYC Fleet Manager, and the Trainers. 
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Sail Training

Skill Building with Fleet Manager Adam Corpuz-Lahne
July 28 (10:00am-1:00pm)
August 4(10:00am-1:00pm)
August 11 (10:00am-1:00pm)
August 18 (10:00am-1:00pm)
August 25 (10:00am-1:00pm)
September 8(10:00am-1:00pm)
September 15 (10:00am-1:00pm)
September 22 (10:00am-1:00pm)

$75/person (max of 3 sailors per session)

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Open to sailors of all levels. On board and classroom instruction provided by SFYC Fleet Manager Adam Corpuz-Lahne (US Sailing Level 3 Coach, 20+ years experience coaching sailing). Maximum of 3 sailors per session.

Private Lessons
By Appointment (3 hours)
$150/boat

Sail with a US Sailing certified coach and improve at your own speed. Come by yourself or bring a full crew, our coaches will help you become more confident in your sailing! 
More information or schedule a lesson



 

Women's Sailing

Women’s Learn to Sail With Pamela Healy
August 26 (10:00am-1:00pm)
September 2 (10:00am-1:00pm)
October 7(10:00am-1:00pm)
$50/person

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Female sailors with limited experience and a desire to improve can refine their sailing skills by sailing with Pamela Healy.

Ladies' Night
June 2 (5:30pm-8:00pm)
June 16 (5:30pm-8:00pm)
July 7 (5:30pm-8:00pm)
July 21 (5:30pm-8:00pm)
August 4 (5:30pm-8:00pm)
August 18 (5:30pm-8:00pm)

September 1 (4:30pm-7:00pm)
September 15 (4:30pm-7:00pm)
Proudly supported by the SFYC Auxiliary
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Open to all ladies, regardless of sailing experience. A great way to get on the water in a fun, supportive environment. 


Women's Weekend Sailing
June 19 (10:30am-1:30pm)
July 30 (10:30am-1:30pm)
August 27 (10:30am-1:30pm)
September 18 (10:30am-1:30pm)

Proudly supported by the SFYC Auxiliary
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Open to all ladies, regardless of sailing experience. A great way to get on the water in a fun, supportive environment.

Fleet Racing Regattas

The Auxiliary Cup
8/25 (all day)
Reserve a boat

 

Match Racing

Match Race Madness Series
April 16  (10:00am-3:00pm)
May 22  (10:00am-3:00pm)
July 10 (10:00am-3:00pm)
September 17  (10:00am-3:00pm)
November 6  (10:00am-3:00pm)
$100/boat/day
Certified skipper required

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Wednesday Evening Match Race Scrimmage
First and Third Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm-8:30pm
$100/boat
Certified Skipper required

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Break up the work week with an evening of match racing. Show up with a full team, or come as you are. Post racing de-brief. 


Match racers can use these opportunites to build a match racing team to train and compete.  Email SFYC Fleet Manager Adam Corpuz-Lahne ([email protected]) for more information and to join the fun.

Team Racing

Team Race Throwdown Series 
April 30- (10:00am-3:00pm)
June 12  (10:00am-3:00pm)
August 14  (10:00am-3:00pm)
September 24  (10:00am-3:00pm)
November 5  (10:00am-3:00pm)
$100/boat
Certified skipper required


Team racers, or those wanting to learn team racing, can use this opportunity to build compete in a short event. Email SFYC Fleet Manager Adam Corpuz-Lahne ([email protected]) for more information and join the fun.

CYC Friday Night Racing

CYC Friday Night Racing
Spring Series and Summer Series, 5:00pm–8:30pm
$100/boat/day
$675/boat- Entire Spring Series or entire Summer Series
Certified skipper required

Request a boat here

SFYC racers who wish to compete in CYC Friday Night Racing aboard an RS21 can now charter a boat for individual race or for the series. Fee includes CYC race registration.

Regatta Charter Opportunities

Boats are available for many other regattas.  Fill out a form to request a specific regatta that is not on the list already. Charters require a certified skipper. Boats are $100/boat per day.
Regatta boat requests here

 

Core Purpose of the RS21 Fleet Program

To provide SFYC members and non-members access to learning and developing race skills, teaching, and fostering the love for sailing while fostering community across all types of members.

About Our Fleet

In 2020, the SFYC Fleet Committee was presented with a unique and time-limited opportunity to engage in a 18-month lease on a fleet of six RS21s, eliminating our need to raise money for the fleet purchase. This lease will allow us to “try before we buy”, experimenting with the boats to evaluate their fit for our membership. If we decide to purchase the fleet at the end of the lease, all capital lease payments will go toward the purchase price.

FAQs


Where is the fleet stored?
In the water between the north hoist and the guest dock. During big events, like Opening Day, we can easily pull the boats out to open up space.

How can I access the boats?
On-the-water evaluations are required to take out the boats. We are also working on classes for members interested in learning how to sail the boats.

How do I get to use the boats/How do I get on the Certified Skippers List?
You can submit your sailing resume online, and once approved you will have to attend a brief Boat Orientation. Or you can sign up online for an In-Person Sailing Check where your sailing skills will be assessed. Requests must be made at least 48 hours prior to the Sailing Checks offered. The Race Office will inform you by email if we can accommodate your request(s).

Why the RS21?
Your Fleet Committee spent over two years researching the best boats on the market. We found that the RS21 offered the perfect balance of performance and approachability. Plus, the ability to lease the fleet made the program a financial no-brainer.

What can I expect to pay to charter a boat or sail on a RS21?
Each boat usage will have an associated charter fee. We estimate an average of $100-$150 per boat per day. For the learn-to-sail program, we estimate $200 per boat per day with an average per person of $50 (person costs depends on number of members on the boat the day of the sail).

How do I get to use the boats/How do I get on the Certified Skippers List?
You can submit your sailing resume online at the top of this page, and once approved you will need to attend a brief Boat Orientation. Or you can sign up online for an In-Person Sailing Check where your sailing skills will be assessed. Requests must be made at least 48 hours prior to the Sailing Checks offered. The Race Office will inform you by email if we can accommodate your request(s).

Once I’m certified, can I request to charter the boats at any time?
No, the RS21 Fleet is available for programmed use only, including “structured open sailing” sessions where you can reserve a boat and go sailing with friends, family, or practice your boat handling skills. One-off charter requests are not available at this time.

I’ve recently been certified, how do I sign up to use the boats?
The programming we currently have available is listed online in the Reservation Request forms. A Certified Skipper may take out whoever they like as crew. Reservations are confirmed by email from the Race Office.

Questions?

Contact SFYC Fleet Manager Adam Corpuz-Lahne
[email protected]